Gundog Club Instructors offer help and support to gundog owners that wish to train their dogs for fieldwork, or those that simply want to have a better behaved dog.
In March 2018, the Trustees of the Gundog Club announced that as from September 2018 the Gundog Club would only accredit Force Free trainers. You can read more about this here.
Gundog Instructors By Region
Accredited Gundog Club Instructors in the UK
- Cumbria – South Lakes
- Derbyshire Dales – Bakewell/Buxton
- East Yorkshire – South Cave
- Lancashire (and West Yorkshire)
- Leicestershire – North
- Somerset – Bridgewater
- Somerset – Yeovil
- South Yorkshire – Barnsley
- Surrey – Guildford
- Surrey – West End
- Wales – Powys
- Wales – Mid Wales
- West Sussex (Lockwood, and Haslemere Surrey)
- Wiltshire (and North Hampshire)
Accredited Gundog Club Instructors outside of the UK
Looking for a local instructor?
We get quite a lot of emails asking us whether there is an instructor in a particular area.
We don’t yet have enough force free instructors for everyone in the UK to have one that is local – most people travel quite a way to reach an accredited Gundog Club instructor. All the instructors we have are listed in this section, we don’t have any others. We do not make recommendations for instructors not accredited by us.
Choosing Your Instructor
All of the instructors listed are skilled, experienced people. The services they offer do vary though – some specialise in Retrievers, some Hunting Retrievers, and some HPRs.
The classes they are running at any particular time may or may not be suitable for your puppy or breed of dog.
Also, some instructors are happy to see beginners and pet gundog owners, others are more interested in helping those who want to work or compete with their dogs.
So do ask about the services available when you make your enquiry and tell the instructor as much as you can about what assistance you are looking for.